Chan Roonprapunt, MD



  • Chiari Malformations and Syringomyelia
  • Craniocervical Disorders
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Stenosis and Herniated Discs

Dr. Chan Roonprapunt, MD, PhD, is a board certified neurosurgeon, joining the Spine Institute with a broad experience in the treatment of surgical disorders of the nervous system. He has a special interest in Chiari Malformations, syringomyelia, and complex craniocervical spine problems.

Before joining the full-time faculty at Beth Israel and Roosevelt Hospital Medical Centers, Dr. Roonprapunt was a member of The Chiari Institute at North Shore-LIJ Health system. He completed his neurosurgical training at Montefiore Medical Center and Roosevelt Hospital of New York. He was chief resident his final year of residency. He continued his training by completing an orthopedic spine fellowship at the Beth Israel Spine Institute of New York, where he gained a significant experience in spinal instrumentation in the management of spinal degeneration and deformity.

With a unique background in neurosurgery and orthopedic spine, he is prepared to treat all spine conditions, by utilizing minimally invasive techniques of decompression and stabilization. He also has experience in artificial disc replacement in the cervical and lumbar spine. He has published multiple book chapters and articles in the neurosurgical literature regarding management of Chiari Malformations and intramedullary spinal tumors. He has lectured nationally on these topics.

Dr. Roonprapunt graduated from the medical scientist training program at New York University School of Medicine, where he received MD and PhD degrees. His PhD thesis involved the study of acute spinal cord injury. He earned his B.A. degree in Biology at Cornell University. He has been recognized within the “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons 2007” by the Consumer’s Research Council of America and Strathmore’s “Who’s Who 2007-2008.” He has received the Patient’s Choice Award from Vital Health Care Group in 2010, 2012, and 2013.


Education and Training

Cornell University, BA
Ithaca, New York

Medical School
New York University School of Medicine, MD and PhD
New York, New York

Surgery Internship
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York

Neurosurgery Residency
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York

Spine Fellowship
Spine Institute of New York
New York, New York

Licensure and Certifications

  • New York State Board of Medicine (Licensure)
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery (Board Eligible)

Current Appointments

Attending Surgeon
Spine Institute
Beth Israel Medical Center

Attending Surgeon
Division of Spine and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Department of Neurosurgery
St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center

Attending Surgeon 
ICAHN School of Medicine
Department of Neurosurgery
Mt. Sinai Medical Center

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Paralysis Association

Contact Our Office

Beth Israel Medical Center
10 Union Square East | Suite 5P
New York, NY 10003

Phone: (212) 844-8680
Fax: (212) 844-8681

Office Hours

Office Open:
Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

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*Excluding holidays

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